Unique to both the food truck scene and traditional art arena, Brats Berlin serves up novel German fare out of a mobile gallery showcasing a local artist’s work. Wait say that again – an art gallery and a food truck? You heard right!
San Diego’s newest meal on wheels, Brats Berlin will arrive in San Diego on August 11th as one of the city’s go-to gourmet sausage stops. The brother of French food truck, Crepes Bonaparte and brainchild of University of Southern California alum, Christian Murcia, along business partner, Joseph Sue. The bratwurst concept was derived after a visit to Berlin and initially introduced to Orange County after a successful run with the first food tuck venture, Crepes Bonaparte. Unique to both the food truck scene and traditional art arena, Brats Berlin serves up novel German fare out of a mobile gallery showcasing a local artist’s work.
|BB's Co-Founder Christian Murcia|
Reminiscent of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, a new local artist is selected to completely redesign the exterior of the truck twice a year with his or her own unique design - a convergence of street food and street art.
“Over the last few years we have seen several food and art trends come and go,” said Christian Murcia, co-founder of Brats Berlin. “Currently, creativity in both fields has taken on a new authenticity and street art and street food have seen a revival. We wanted to capture that with both the visual and taste appeal of Brats Berlin.
|A Brats Berlin Brat|
The search for a local artist to paint the new San Diego truck is currently underway and the winner’s work will be showcased during a special artist preview event on Thursday, August 9 at the North Park Farmers’ Market from 3:00pm -7:00pm and at the official San Diego launch on Saturday, August 11th, from 12:00pm - 6:00pm at Green Flash Brewing Company. The six-month mobile gallery will allow the featured artist to showcase their artwork on the streets of San Diego and will also get to sign their name on the Brats Berlin truck. Interested applicants can submit a copy of their work on Facebook.com/BratsBerlin to apply.
Brats Berlin San Diego hours and location vary daily. Follow the truck’s Facebook and Twitter feeds (@BratsBerlin) to find its planned locations. For more information on Brats Berlin food trucks, catering, menus, hours of operation, special events and community partnerships, please visit bratsberlin.com.